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Trees are important for life.  They play a big part to address climate change and biodiversity emergencies.   The benefit of trees is well understood.  Publications by the Forestry Commission set this out well:

Cornwall Council recognises the important role of trees.  Especially for working towards our priorities for:

  • sustainability
  • the environment
  • the health and wellbeing of our people.

Our tree information aims to help plan, specify and manage new tree planting and existing trees in development.  We want to help:

  • develop long-term solutions for integrating trees into developments and
  • maximise their benefits for our environment and people.

They contain links to guidance, further information and forms.  Links to relevant information from other Council services as appropriate are also included.  Our tree information includes:

Trees in Development

Trees in Development is for those planning a new development or project.  It contains guidance for existing trees on site as well as integrating new trees.

Protected and Dangerous Trees

Protected and Dangerous Trees includes:

  • guidance on Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
  • trees in Conservation Areas
  • work on protected trees
  • dealing with dangerous and dead trees
  • links to application forms and enforcement information

Trees in the Environment

Trees in the Environment provides links to resources and information from various Council teams.  These complement the planning and development management resources.

Please note:

Links to third parties do not represent an endorsement of particular companies, organisations or guidance.  These have been solely provided for the benefit of users as examples of good practice.  Users must satisfy themselves that they use the most appropriate information for their specific purposes.  They should not just rely on the information given.

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